Scoring goals has been the achilles heel of the Pen High Lakers boys soccer team.
It proved to be an issue again as the Lakers managed just one goal by Dan Thornton in a 1-1 draw against the Rutland Voodoos on Wednesday.
Lakers coach Brad Findlay said his team carried about 70 per cent of the play on home field, but Lucas Kot was there to deny them when they did fire a shot on goal.
“We had some great team play and good possession,” said Findlay. “Worked the ball up the field very nicely. There is a tendency not to take the shots when they’re available. We tend to make one more pass. One more play.”
Thornton countered for the Lakers on a penalty shot.
Findlay said the players felt they should have defeated the Voodoos.
“They are a scrappy, tough, competitive team,” said Findlay. “A couple of our players in the second half had a couple run-ins with a few of their players. I thought our guys did the right thing and walked away from any of the hard tackles on the field. The boys showed a lot of class in not getting involved.”
The Lakers next play Wednesday against South Kamloops at home.